Keuffel & Esser Set of Drawing Instruments


This wooden bar-lock case is covered with leather and lined with blue velvet. The front is marked: KEUFFEL & ESSER CO. NEW YORK. The set contains: two steel drawing pens with ivory handles (5-5/8" and 4-3/4"); 3-1/2" German silver and steel compass with removable pen point; 5-5/8" German silver and steel dividers missing one leg with extension bar and pen and pencil point attachments; and a divider point that does not fit either the compass or dividers. The arrangement of instruments does not match any set advertised in Keuffel & Esser catalogs between 1880 and 1936.

Date Made: ca 1900

Maker: Keuffel & Esser Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: MathematicsDrafting, Engineering


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Credit Line: Gift of Eunice L. Hoffman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.335335Accession Number: 305958Catalog Number: 335335

Object Name: drawing instruments, set of

Physical Description: german silver (overall material)steel (overall material)ivory (overall material)wood (overall material)leather (overall material)fabric (overall material)Measurements: overall: 2.3 cm x 21 cm x 10.1 cm; 29/32 in x 8 9/32 in x 3 31/32 in


Record Id: nmah_1122185

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